This is something I pretty much don't understand. In grammar books "linking" verbs are referred as verbs that connect the subject to its complement. On the other hand, stative verbs convey a more "abstract " thought, concept that is "usually" but not always used in non-progressive forms. If those concepts are ok, are the following sentences correct?
Ana seems exhausted.
Ana is exhausted.
If the verb "seem" is left out in the first sentence,it wouldn't make sense, and the same seems to apply in the second sentence with the verb "is" So,
Are the names "linking" and " stative" used only as general guidelines, or do they really mean some aspect that an English learner must take into consideration?